Meet The Directors
Selina is passionate about people and communities, this has led to her involvement in national, regional and local government; think tanks; charitable foundations and NGOs working on policy formulation, transformation, service modernisation, regulation and governance. Selina has an in depth knowledge of engaging diverse communities in particular ‘hard to reach groups.’ She has over 25 years of experience of working with charities and the not for profit sector and extensive senior management experience in the public sector – working in health service management and public policy on high profile issues such as community cohesion, diversity, engaging hard to reach groups, mental health and social inclusion; crime and disorder and counter-terrorism.
Until June 2011, Selina was Assistant Director – Safer and Stronger Communities at Bradford Council. Selina is now an advisor to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, a non-executive director of a national health regulator, Yorkshire and Humber Committee member of the Lottery Fund, Director of the Muslim Women’s Council and President of ICLS, an international organisation based in Rome which specialises in intercultural dialogue and leadership. Selina has an extensive career in race relations and is an Advisory Board Member and Trustee of the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust based in Manchester Central Library.
Selina has been a board member of a number of regeneration boards and has a particular interest in the role of arts, culture, heritage and sport in bringing communities together and creating civic pride and resilience.
A Mancunnian by birth, she now lives in West Yorkshire with her teacher and writer husband. They have three grown up daughters.
The Development Trust recently produced its first externally examined annual accounts and report which detail its activities and future plans. View the latest trust report on the charity commission website.